Stephen A. Smith, the man known for his fiery opinions on just about everything, has built quite a career with his unapologetically strong takes. While he's ventured into various domains like entertainment and politics, Smith's true arena is sports, where he possesses an uncanny knack for instantly dissecting and pronouncing things as either incredibly good or downright terrible.
But recently, the tables turned for Smith. The ESPN icon took a trip to Yankee Stadium to toss out the first pitch during Thursday night's game and let's just say it didn't quite go as planned. Instead of a textbook pitch, he delivered something that landed a good distance in front of home plate. It easily ranks as one of the most cringe-worthy moments for anyone donning a Yankees jersey at the stadium this season.
Fast forward to Friday's edition of First Take, and Smith found himself on the receiving end of some serious roasting. It all began with Smith attempting to explain his pitch, while his colleagues at the desk shot disapproving glances his way.
Then, things took a comical turn. Both Snoop Dogg and Shannon Sharpe decided to join the party, sending in messages that didn't hold back. Snoop couldn't help but comment, suggesting that Smith should feel "ashamed of that pitch," while Sharpe hinted at a fiery showdown on Monday morning when he'd be on the show.
Not to be outdone, Steve Harvey jumped into the mix, calling in to share how he'd been fielding calls about Smith's pitch, which had left him feeling embarrassed. Even ESPN's Dan Orlovsky got in on the action, enlisting the help of his own children to add their two cents to the playful ribbing.